July 6, 2009
Oh, boy!! I am sorry for my in-action on this site. No excuse, just could not get to it!!
Well, it has been busy. Last year, 2 new hips! Ya, 1 replacement went bad, so ANOTHER one was put in! It made for an extreemly long summer. Then, in October, my sister Becky's death. It just doesn't seem possible.
As of Jan.1, I am vice-president of the Clan MacGillivray Society in the U.S.A. Remember, my mom was a MacGillivray! It has been fun participating in the various Scottish events around the mid-west. Yes, I do have a kilt in the family tartan.
Now, for Hyde stuff. The DNA study is really starting to pay off. So far, there are 2 more family groups that line up with our [ Hiram ] DNA, and another one, the first results look very good. All these Hyde's came from beginnings in Kentucky and Indiana. I now believe that Ansels first wife, Hannah, died in childbirth with Hiram, and he was left with other family or friends when Ansel got remarried. It will take a bunch of research to line this out, but with new family members to aid in the search, it may be a little easier.
If the additional DNA test comes back the same as the others, we will have found Hiram's father, ANSEL!! Without going into a lot of confusing scientific terms, Jay Hydes numbers match the others PERFECTLY. It seems as though mine mutated a bit. Oh, well, thats me!!
I will update all when the rest of our " hopefull " new cousins results are complete. Keep your fingers crossed!
Check out some new photos- good stuff!!
Love to all!
Aug. 6, 2009
Well, gang, the tests are in. Jay matched Jim 36 out of 37. Ibelieve that this Ansel of Indiana is OURS!! I will post a photo of his stone that we took last weekend in Perry County, Indiana. Ansel had 12 children by who we believe was his second wife, Mary Miller. This is like starting all over again! So much research to do, but thats what we love!
Don't forget, the reunion is October 3, at Prospect Baptist Church, Niangua, Mo. See ya'll there!!
Luv to all,
May 4, 2010
Holy Smokes!! Has it been that long? Yup, I guess so. So much to update. We now have 7 Hyde lines joined with DNA! Amazing. We are now looking for the common ancestor for us all. It may be Charles, or a brother, or it may go back to England. I hope to post as many of our different family ancestral photos here as I can get. The similarities are STRIKING. Tom even said when he saw John D's photo, " Who are those people that look like my family?!" Pretty amazing.
Another update concerning moms side. I am now the President of the Clan MacGillivray Society, U.S.A. Sounds intimidating, huh? It is keeping me busy, and we have also started a MacGillivray DNA study to see if we can get similar results in our Scottish " Clan" family.
Thats gonna be it for now. PLEASE stay in touch, let me know how every one is.
Luv to all,
Boy, howdy, how time gets away! Two new goodies for all of you. First, another child added to Austin H. Hyde line.Benjamin Harrison Hyde, and decendants! A bunch! And, another "lost" brother has been found! I will reveal his name at the October reunion to all. I was about in tears when this new info came falling into my lap! Catch ya'll later.
I apologize for my inactivity. Health issues!
There is now a new Hyde genealogy site found at
http:/hydegenealogy.com Give it a look.
Also, the "new" info is that Jasper has been found. His FULL name was Pleasant Jasper Hyde of Texas! He was married to an Elizabeth Hightower! Great info from our :new" cousin in Texas
- Our " new" cousin, Craig (108 KB)
Compare his photo with that of Max,Herb,Butch, and Elmer and John T. Amazing!
- James Allen Hyde (48 KB)
James Allen Hyde, Craigs dad. Boy, they sure looked VERY young, didn't they?
- New comparison photo (80 KB)
Do you know who?
- Tom and Louis Hyde (44 KB)
Here are Tom and Louis Hyde,our "new" cousins courtesy of DNA testing!
- William C. & Selia B. Hyde (151 KB)
From Leah Hyde, her g grandparents, William Christopher and Selia Bircheat Hyde,about 1900ish, I think. Thanks, Leah for sharing.
- Another comparison 2 (51 KB)
One is Jay, One is Dan. Who is who?? Both taken in High School.
- Toms father and sister (103 KB)
Toms father and his sister. Good looking Hydes, don't ya think??!!
- Shelby and Callie Hyde (32 KB)
Shelby & Callie Majors Hyde. He was a preacher in the Primitive Baptist Church
- Me in my Scottish glory. (37 KB)
Here I am at the Buffalo, Mo. Scottish festival hosting my MacGillivray tent. Celena and I are having a blast at these games!!
- Art D. Hyde (32 KB)
Another Arthur? Hyde. Does he look like Tom or what?
- William Allan Hyde (2 KB)
William Allan Hyde, Tom's GG grandfather, born 1833 in Kentucky.
- John T. Hyde (127 KB)
Another example to compare to dad, Butch,Elmer,Herb,and Craig. Are we related or what?
- John T. Hyde, et al (225 KB)
Another photo of John T. Hyde,[ in front, with cigarette] with brothers and friends. Photo says, ' First model T in the area"
- Ansel Hyde1770 - 1844 (160 KB)
Here is Ansel's stone, in the family plot, overlooking the Ohio River. Several other family members here as well. All photos posted at Find a Grave in the Conner-Hyde Cemetary
- Otis Hyde (67 KB)
Leah's brother, Otis.
- Noel Hyde family of early 1900's (205 KB)
Here is aphoto of the Noel Hyde family, early 1900's. Noel has passed away, as well as the eldest daughter, but this is the rest of the family. Thanks, John for the great photo.[ they look like Tom!!]
- Leahs family (35 KB)
Another family photo from Leah. Thanks, cuzzin!
- Max,Herb,Butch,Elmer (29 KB)
Striking similarities. Compare with Craig and John T. Hyde